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Why We Believe Good Hemp Pure CBD Oil Is The Best CBD Oil In The UK

Good Hemp Pure CBD oil may be a newcomer to the market, but that doesn’t mean we’re remotely new to CBD! We’ve been championing CBD for years, and recently relaunched our Pure CBD oil range with a wider range of strengths and flavours. Have a read about the changes we’ve made and why we think our is new range is the best out there.

Let’s find out what all the fuss is about…

Good Hemp Pure CBD Oil Is:

1. By The Hemp Experts

We’ve been growing hemp in our back garden (it’s a big one, usually known as a farm) for over 20 years, so CBD is nothing new to us. Back in the 90s not many people knew what CBD was, however fast forward to 2021 (which still feels weird to write) and even your nan is asking you what cannabinoids are and if they can help with her arthritis (spoiler: it can). As the hemp experts we’re here to answer any of your or your nan’s questions and provide you with safe, high quality CBD that you can trust.

2. Pure CBD Oil Free From THC

There are three common types of CBD extracts available, each with different benefits and distinctions – so you’ll feel slightly different depending on which type you use. The one we use at Good Hemp is CBD isolate. This means it only contains CBD and no other cannabinoids, for example THC. In simple terms, it swerves the hallucinogenic compound and allows you to enjoy the benefits of pure CBD.

Whilst CBD can be harvested from THC high strains of hemp colloquially known as marijuana, ours comes from industrial hemp crops which are naturally low in THC. These are the same plants that grow the hemp seed our milks, oils and proteins are made from! CBD is extracted from the leaves and flowers of the hemp plant, which – fun fact – breathes in four times more CO2 than trees! A totally natural CBD product that’s not only good for people, but the planet too? WIN.

3. Free From Psychoactive Effects

To ensure all of our CBD products are both safe and effective, we ensure all CBD extract we use is thoroughly lab tested. These tests ensure that there are no contaminants in our CBD, that it contains little to no traces of THC and that our products contain the exact amount of CBD as labelled. These assurances allow us to be confident that our CBD can help you reap the benefits you’re after, of which there can be many . Many people who use it find it particularly beneficial for muscle pain relief, inflammation reduction, improving concentration – and most popularly, for its calming properties, helping us busy bees relax and stay centred amid the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

A few key benefits include:

  • Relieving pain from sore muscles to inflammation, arthritis, spinal injuries and more
  • Having positive neuroprotective benefits for disorders including Parkinson’s and Alzheimers
  • Reducing anxiety and stress
  • Reducing blood pressure
  • Improving skin
  • Improving heart health
  • Treating acne

Here’s how @nina_drenalina uses our 1,000mg CBD oil as part of a drugs- and booze-free lifestyle.

4. 100% Natural and Eco-Conscious

Another important reason we feel confident in claiming CBD oil range is the best CBD oil in the UK (/world) is down to its purity and sustainability. While we’re over here blowing our own trumpet, it’s worth mentioning that the CBD oil isolate in our products is extracted from 100% natural, non-GMO hemp (a product produced without genetic engineering, or genetically modified organisms) that benefits the environment, not harms it. The production process is entirely free of pesticides, herbicides, fertilisers and other unwanted toxins and chemicals. The use of hemp seed oil as a carrier for the CBD also helps it’s eco creds as hemp is a super sustainable crop, not only does it absorb 4 x more CO2 than trees, it also absorbs nasty chemicals from the soil, helping us work towards a cleaner planet.

5. Affordable

A general rule many of us go through in life is that if something is better, it will be more expensive and visa versa. It’s generally true in the case of bras, lawyers and vegan options at Byron Burger, however when it comes to CBD – we recommend you throw that rule out the window. Just because a brand has attached a hefty price tag on their CBD, it in no way means it’s better, what you do want to look out for is the CBD content. Often represented in mg, the higher the CBD content in a bottle, the more expensive it will be. If a CBD product doesn’t mention the amount it contains, it’s a sign you should stay away.

When developing our range, it was important to us to make CBD accessible which for us means offering a number of different options at different price points. This means if you’re trying CBD for the first time you don’t have to make a big investment as our oils start at only £15 for our 250mg oils. Discover our price list below:

Product Price
250mg Citrus CBD Oil £15.00
250mg Peppermint CBD Oil £15.00
250mg Natural CBD Oil £15.00
1,000mg Natural CBD Oil £40.00
2,000mg Natural CBD Oil £75.00

6. A Flavoured CBD Oil Range

We’re going to be honest, CBD in its natural form doesn’t taste like swirly twirly gumdrops. It’s a little bitter and vegetal however we’ve mixed ours with hemp seed oil which balance each other nicely. It’s unsurprising that two elements of the same plant go well together… However, if you want something different you can get your daily dose with little pizzazz of indulgent flavours including citrus and peppermint? Drop it in your coffee, whizz it up in your smoothie, or simply mix it into your baking – all easy ways to get that all-important boost. Here’s @hijessiemay giving a shout-out to our uplifting citrus CBD oil, which she loves to drop into her Friday afternoon orange mocktail.

What is CBD oil? Everything you need to know, plus the 14 best products

Learn what the oil actually is, what its side effects are, plus what benefits to expect, should you use it.

CBD oil is officially mainstream, with the fitness, wellness and beauty industries embracing its many potential benefits.

Kim Kardashian, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston are all said to be fans of the anxiety-reducing, sleep-boosting oil – a bit like collagen supplements, it’s popularity has soared in recent years, with Forbes predicting the US CBD market to surpass $20 billion by 2024. You can now buy everything from CBD oil, to CBD gummies, to CBD tampons, but for your complete guide to the oily stuff, keep reading.

Learn what CBD oil is – plus, how you’re supposed to actually use it, and how it could benefit your day-to-day – with our complete Marie Claire UK guide.

What is CBD Oil?

CBD, short for cannabidiol, is an oil derived from the cannabis plant. It is different to THC (tetrohydrocannabinol), which is the part of the plant that creates the ‘high’ associated with smoking weed.

‘THC is the compound in cannabis that gets you high but CBD alone won’t get you high at all,’ explains Charlotte Ferguson-Quilter, psychotherapist and founder of Disciple skincare.

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‘It is important to check that your CBD products contain minimal THC if you don’t want to feel high – also any products with more than 2% THC are considered psychoactive in the UK and are therefore illegal.’

How does CBD work?

Let’s start with how CBD works. We all have internal Endocannabinoid System (ECS for short), which affects things like our mood, appetite and memory. CBD can support the ECS, helping with things like anxiety.

Benefits of CBD: What are they?

Read our extensive guide to the many CBD benefits, here, but for a more brief overview, know this: CBD can help with everything from sleep, to joint pain, to anxiety, to pain relief.

‘The popularity of CBD says something about how stressed and anxious we are as a society,’ Ferguson-Quilter explains. ‘By far the most popular benefits are pain relief and anxiety. It’s thought that CBD interacts with receptors in the brain and immune system to reduce inflammation and alleviate pain. CBD is also great for sleep issues and insomnia.’

Although more research is needed, studies conducted in recent years have suggested CBD oil can help with a range of problems. Recent studies cited by Medical News Today are an interesting read, highlighting the effectiveness of CBD oil with anxiety, arthritis and a whole other host of symptoms.

CBD side effects: will I get high?

Short answer and as above: no.

There aren’t any side effects of CBD, per se: as Rosie Joly, beauty and wellness director at OTO explains, taking CBD has no negative side effects. “During the day, when you are already alert, it will not make you feel drowsy or tired,” she explains. “Instead, CBD can help to maintain balance within the body.”

Positive side effects can include help with sleep, stress, mood, and certain skin conditions, she shares, as well as pain management and inflammation. “It’s also important to note here that CBD will not make you ‘high’ – rather, it is a naturally occurring substance that’s used in products to impart a feeling of relaxation while targeting specific issues.” Got it?

Another positive side effect of CBD can come at nighttime – Joly explains that, if you use CBD before bed when your body’s circadian rhythm or sleep-wake cycle is already primed for sleep, you can calm certain anxieties that may interfere with you falling (and staying) asleep.

“Remember, CBD is not a sedative, so it will not make you sleepy if your body is not already at that point in its circadian cycle,” she adds. “Instead, CBD assists with naturally calming excess nervous activity which can interfere with the circadian cycle.”

Side effects can also include anti-inflammatory effects on joints and muscles – “it can reduce our perception of pain in the affected area,” she concludes.

How to take CBD

On board with CBD? There are a number of ways to try out the trend, from sipping a smoothie to smothering it onto your skin.

Drink it

Several boujee health food cafes now serve smoothies or coffees with CBD extract in the ingredients list. Glow Bar in central London, for example, serves a moon milk (golden, available hot or iced) that contains Wunder Workshop Golden Mylk and CBD. Planet Organic also offers CBD Oil Coffee, which features espresso, butter, coconut oil and CBD oil.

While drinking your CBD at cafés is a treat, this is obviously not an ideal daily consumption method due to money and time constraints. Another option is to eat your CBD; Green Goddess Wellness now offer a ‘Bliss Bar,’ which uses vanilla flavouring, dark chocolate and CBD oil. Delish.

CBD oil drops

Perhaps the most versatile way to incorporate CBD into your life, CBD oils can be taken orally or applied topically onto skin. We’d recommend checking out Disciple’s range of Miracle Drops, which offer CBD levels of 2.5%, 5% and 1000mg.

All you need to do is swallow half a dropper’s worth (of the actual glass dropper, not just half a drop), or mix it into a drink to take it orally. Alternatively, you can apply it directly onto skin.

CBD in skincare

Skincare is another realm of the beauty and wellness industry that is embracing CBD oil. CBD Oil has great moisturising properties, notes Charlotte, making it great for dehydrated complexions. It’s also good for acne-prone skin:

‘CBD creates a highly effective sebostatic effect; this essentially means that it is amazing at balancing sebum and skin oils. Both of which are catalysts for the series of issues that result in skin breakouts and acne,’ explains Charlotte.

While many brands are taking time to perfect CBD formulas that we hope to see in future, there are a few options you can already buy. Revolution’s Nourishing Oil – CBD Oil is perfect for dry, dull skin that needs soothing, while MGC Derma has a whole range of CBD Oil-based skincare, from creams to serums.

One of the brands we’re most excited about is CUBID, sustainably sourced and containing 65% CBD with zero trace of THC. The core collection includes a hand cream, face cream, along with body butter and the hero Stay Active Cream, £30, a CBD-infused tea tree cream which helps relieve tension and inflammation and with daily use, can help acne, psoriasis and eczema – a perfect, post-workout cream, that’ll help sooth and de-stress joints.

Where to buy CBD

Lots of online beauty retailers now offer CBD (Lookfantastic and Cult Beauty we’re looking at you), but you’re also able to shop for it IRL. Founded by industry experts Johan Obel and Clemens Böninger, The Drug Store is a new dedicated store in Marylebone for all things CBD – two whole floors of it, in fact – where you can ask any questions you may have about products and useage before you buy.

‘The brands and products sold by The Drug Store are all personally handpicked by myself and Clemens,’ Johan said shortly after the launch. ‘We feel passionately about incorporating a careful edit of boundary-pushing brands with innovative formulations of the highest quality.’ Amen to that.

In short, CBD oil is definitely worth a try for anyone suffering from anxiety or pain-related symptoms. Scroll on for our favourite CBD oil buys below.